Honoring the fallen

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hilo Post 3875 took Thursday morning to begin cleaning thousands of headstones inside the two veterans cemeteries in Hilo as a way to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.

Why my children are getting the COVID-19 vaccine

When facing a vicious infection, there is nothing as effective as a vaccine to protect yourself. We know this from both historic public health victories, like the battle against polio, as well as modern ones, like the Hib and pneumococcal vaccines that have saved 1.45 million children’s lives since 2000.

Kahele unveils new office

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele unveiled his new home office at 99 Aupuni Street on April 30 with a blessing ceremony for the new space.

Biden pledges aggressive response to pipeline cyberattackers

President Joe Biden pledged an aggressive response to the cyberattack that temporarily shut down the Colonial Pipeline and warned gasoline stations on Thursday not to engage in price gouging as motorists wait for fuel to start flowing back to their communities.

What insurrection? Growing number in GOP downplay Jan. 6

WASHINGTON — Flouting all evidence and their own first-hand experience, a small but growing number of Republican lawmakers are propagating a false portrayal of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, brazenly arguing that the rioters who used flagpoles as weapons, brutally beat police officers and chanted that they wanted to hang Vice President Mike Pence were somehow acting peacefully in their violent bid to overturn Joe Biden’s election.